Offhost backup failures when using VSFW as a provider

Following are the most common causes of snapshot failure and offhost backup failure when using the Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows (VSFW) software provider:


Most VSS providers have some limitation about the types of volumes that are transportable. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not use offhost backup jobs for complete system protection. A best practice is to use offhost backup jobs to back up databases and logs when all of the dependent volumes on which data resides are transportable. Any volumes that are used to host mount points for data volumes must also be transportable because the offhost backup must snap both the data volumes and the volume with the mount point for backup.